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Originally released as a motion picture in 1987 ; Digitally remastered and English version released in 2001.
"Based on the graphic novel 'Akira' by Katsuhiro Otomo, first published by 'Young Magazine, ' Kodansha Ltd."
Special features: capsule option (English translation of graffiti) ; Akira production report ; interview with Katsuhiro Otomo ; stills of production materials and Akira glossary ; interviews with restoration staff ; original teasers and trailers.
Disc 1. Akira -- Disc 2. Bonus materials.
Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyami.
[English voiceover] Johnny Yong Bosch, Joshua Seth, Wendee Lee.
A powerful psychic force known only as Akira resurfaces in Neo-Tokyo in the 21st century. Tetsuo, a young, inexperienced motorcycle biker driven beyond the boundaries of sanity by the power of Akira, is forced to conjure up demons laying dormant within his subconscious.
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
groundbreaking disapointment submitted by David Marshall on December 27, 2010, 12:19am This movie was hyped up to me as a groundbreaking anime masterpiece, but I was greatly disappointed. Every character in the film was irritating, key voice actors were awful, the plot was convoluted, and the film dragged on for far too long (124 min).
akira rules! submitted by nasuaada on July 30, 2011, 11:37am akira rules!
Gud submitted by Annarborkaren on August 5, 2016, 3:34pm The movie is amazing and so are the books!
English (5.1 surround) or Japanese (2.0 surround) language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English.
[United States] : Pioneer Entertainment (USA) Inc., 
Year Published: 2001
Description: 2 videodiscs (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Iwata, Mitsuo, 1967-
Sasaki, Nozumo, 1967-
Koyami, Mami, 1955-
Ōtomo, Katsuhiro, 1954-
Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
Akira Committee (Firm)
Motorcyclists -- Tokyo -- Drama.
Twenty-first century -- Drama.
Japanese language materials.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Drama.
Feature films -- Japan.
Animated films -- Japan.
Science fiction films -- Japan.
Motion pictures -- Japan.